Nov 28, 2012 4:00am PST
quick break. when we come back the latest on the civil war in syria including a report from one city at the center of the conflict. later, would be millionaires line up for a chance at tonight's historic powerball lottery drawing. this is the "cbs morning news." powerball lottery drawing. this is the "cbs morning news." or visit exelonpatchoffer2.com. cool, you found it. wow. nice place. yeah. [ chuckles ] the family thinks i'm out shipping these. smooth move. you used priority mail flat-rate boxes. if it fits, it ships for a low, flat rate. paid for postage online and arranged a free pickup. and i'm gonna track them online, too. nice. between those boxes and this place, i'm totally staying sane this year. do i smell snickerdoodles? maybe. [ timer dings ] gotta go. [ male announcer ] priority mail flat rate boxes. online pricing starts at $5.15. only from the postal service. >>> raging floodwaters in england have left nearly 1,000 families homeless. rescuers going door-to-door found the body of a woman inside her flooded home in north wales on tuesday. heavy rain has ended but flood war
Nov 27, 2012 5:30pm PST
babr amr was a bustling neighborhood until suddenly it turned into the epicenter of syria's civil war. armed opposition gunmen against the syrian military machine. after months of ferocious fighting, the syrian army did manage to take back babr amr, but at terrible cost. even now only 5% of the residents have returned and the fight has just moved down the road. but to get to it, we had to take a surreal trip through a fully functioning business district crowded with shoppers and students then down a street. the next front line was marked by tanks and syrian soldiers. a young captain who wanted to be known only as omar offered to show us around. look at this. wow. months of fighting have shattered this part of the old city. >> this street, snipers. >> reporter: now? >> no. >> reporter: omar gestured to a curtain hung in an alley to block the snipers' view. even so, when soldiers pass the place, they duck. just behind these battle-scarred buildings rebel fighters are still in control. we climbed inside to try and have a look. there's not a lot moving out there. we might be able to s
Nov 28, 2012 5:00am PST
. >>> 34 people were killed in syria where two-car bombs went off simultaneously. dozens more are reported injured. today's attacks happened in a city that's provided a refuge for pro-government syrians displaced in the civil war. >>> 5. 19 now. tomorrow is the deadline for oakland police to come up with a reform plan to prevent a government takeover. the oakland police officers union has told a federal judge that department leadership is infective and failed to implement reforms that were ordered by the courts. the judge will have a hearing next month and then decide whether federal officials should take over their police department. >>> quick thinking by a san jose school bus driver saved a disabled student's life after the bus burst into flames. the bus caught fire yesterday near silvano dale middle school the driver unbuckled a child in a wheelchair and brought her to safety. >> she did everything perfect above and beyond and when i asked her what were you thinking? she said i wasn't. i was thinking about this precious child that had to get off the bus. >> just amazing there.